I Ordered 11 Pairs of Flat Sandals—But Only Kept These 3

Too stiff, too expensive, too cheaply made—looking for flat sandals made me feel like Goldilocks trying to find the porridge that was "just right". I recently went on an online shopping binge while searching for the perfect easy-to-wear sandals before my trip to Cartagena, but I ended up returning them in droves. So which pairs made the cut, you might ask?

I kept Mango's Metallic Strap Sandals ($50) because they were affordable without looking cheap and because I had been on the quest for the perfect gold sandals that would go with everything (including my outfit below). I also think the three curved straps near the toe make them slightly more interesting than your basic one-strap version. Scroll down to see how I styled them and shop the other shoes that made the cut.